Why is Elena Kagan smiling? Hint: no more job interviews.

(Rafael Suanes / MCT / June 29, 2010)

Elena Kagan‘s nomination went to the floor of the senate today.  Her nomination to our country’s highest bench will be debated on the floor, but her confirmation is all but assured.  In fact, with five Republicans already stating that they will vote for Kagan’s nomination, the debates will have less to do with her being on the bench and more to do with the posturing of Senators for C-SPAN and their home town voters.  So, barring a major cataclysm or revelations that Kagan is an illegal alien, Kagan will soon take her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court…and will never need another job interview, again.

Oh, and I suppose I should note the odd Democrat that has decided to vote against Kagan.  Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska has decided to side with the majority of Republicans in voting against Kagan. He’s citing “social issues” as the reason.  He said he had:

“heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded.”

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